Michael Frese is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at Leuphana University of Lueneburg and a professor and Head of Department (Management und Organization) at NUS Business School (National University of Singapore). He is also a long-term visiting professor at University of Pennsylvania, University of Munich, University of Giessen, University of Amsterdam, London Business School and Makerere University Business School.
He is a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences and an elected fellow of the following scientific organizations: Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (APA), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), and Association for Psychological Science (APS); President of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) 2001-2006.
Michael is an author of approximately 350 scientific articles and about 30 books and edited special issues. He is also the most-cited management scholar in Germany and Asia-Pacific region; among 10 most-cited organizational behavior and entrepreneurship researchers worldwide (h=index 88; more than 31,000 Google citations). He has been ranked third in life time publications among German management professors (BWL-Handelsblatt-Rankings 2012 and 2014) and second most cited among economists in Germany (FAZ Ranking on Research 2015, 2016)
Some of the most important awards he has received include:
Best Researcher Awards at NUS Business School and Leuphana University, 2012; 2015
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award by Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP);
Greif Research Impact Award given to researchers who published the most impactful entrepreneurship article six years ago in the top management and entrepreneurship journals (Rauch, Wiklund, Lumpkin & Frese, 2009), Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division, August 2015;
The 2016 Emerald Africa Academy of Management Trailblazer Award (3rd Biennial Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, January, 2016), 2016 Hogan Award for Personality and Performance (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Conference, 2016) (Li, Fay, Frese, Harms & Gao in JAP 2014), 2016:
Distinguished Career Contributions Award of the German Psychological Association (50. Congress of the German Psychological Association in Leipzig Oct 2016); 2016, Entrepreneurship division career award: The Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award (awarded at The 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management – August 5-9, 2016 – Anaheim, California, United States).